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  • Summary: LIMBO, a black and white puzzle-platforming adventure, puts players in the role of a young boy traveling through an eerie and treacherous world in an attempt to discover the fate of his sister.

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Limbo E3 2010 Official Trailer
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 22
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 22
  3. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Aug 18, 2011
    98
    LIMBO is a wonderfully dark experience with its only real flaw being its stunted length.
  2. Sep 8, 2011
    92
    A beautifully designed masterpiece of a platform game, that will chill, challenge and charm in equal measure. [Oct 2011, p.78]
  3. Aug 2, 2011
    90
    An incredible achievement. Very few games are as original, atmospheric, and consistently brilliant. It belongs in everybody's collection. The journey may be over too quickly, but you will be entertained every minute. This is one of my favorite games.
  4. Aug 2, 2011
    90
    For anyone who isn't immediately enchanted by its look and style, even ten bucks might be a bit of a stretch, but I still find it exceedingly difficult not to wholeheartedly recommend LIMBO to fans of indie games.
  5. PC Games (Russia)
    Sep 19, 2011
    90
    A brilliant indie platformer. Braid can finally retire. [October 2011, p.100]
  6. PC Format
    Sep 8, 2011
    85
    One of the best physics puzzle games out there. A clever game and one devoid of pretension. [Oct 2011, p.104]
  7. Aug 3, 2011
    79
    Limbo will stay with me for a long time. It's art style and sound design are strong enough to have left a mark. I can guarantee, though, that I will not replay the game. There is nothing to draw me back.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 25 out of 294
  1. Aug 2, 2011
    10
    Simple and brilliant. The result of game + art. Game mechanics is great and it's mood quite unique. Puzzles are quite easy but since mistakesSimple and brilliant. The result of game + art. Game mechanics is great and it's mood quite unique. Puzzles are quite easy but since mistakes often means death and restart, that's a good thing, to avoid them into become annoying. Checkpoints are well and often placed. It somehow reminded me of "Out Of This World" wich is a game I loved. Game sound is also amazing, focused on details and ambience with no music, making it's dark mood even more creepy. The weakest point is the game lenght... quite short... they could've made the game a little bigger, with harder puzzles near the end, but for 10 bucks it's more than worth it. Expand
  2. Jan 11, 2012
    10
    Very good quest look like "Another World". But I like "Limbo" more - it puzzles hard but genuine logic, interesting and intriguing atmosphere,Very good quest look like "Another World". But I like "Limbo" more - it puzzles hard but genuine logic, interesting and intriguing atmosphere, simple controls Expand
  3. Sep 4, 2019
    9
    Neither platformers nor puzzle games are my sort of game. Having said that Limbo comes close to perfection in delivering fair puzzles and funNeither platformers nor puzzle games are my sort of game. Having said that Limbo comes close to perfection in delivering fair puzzles and fun interaction. Toward the end some jump sequences are a tad to frustrating.
    I played the game with the aid of the walkthrough by Dekap which really adds to the experience. Its like playing a virtual coop. Great job there!
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  4. May 18, 2012
    8
    Dark, dark game. In the form of classic platformer with a twist of puzzle. Every time you solved a puzzle, you'll find yourself facepalmingDark, dark game. In the form of classic platformer with a twist of puzzle. Every time you solved a puzzle, you'll find yourself facepalming and saying "Damn! So that's how you solved the puzzle, and the solution is right in front of me".

    What really stands out is the graphics of the game. Simple, yet somehow giving you that eerie feeling like whenever you walked in the dark. And whenever you accidentally killed your character, that little goosebumps always comes around.

    The ultimate downfall is the price and the length. For a relatively short game (I finished it like in 3 hours or so), it's truly overpriced.
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  5. Oct 12, 2017
    8
    Really love the one-dimensional aspect and black and white graphics in this game. Has quite a relaxing charm despite the traps that youReally love the one-dimensional aspect and black and white graphics in this game. Has quite a relaxing charm despite the traps that you encounter along the way. A great way to while away an hour or two. Only downside is the replayability, once you've completed it, that's it - each new game is the same. Simple but fun! Expand
  6. Apr 5, 2014
    7
    I thought the game was well designed and fluid for what it is. You get nothing when you start, no instructions, no direction, nothing. ButI thought the game was well designed and fluid for what it is. You get nothing when you start, no instructions, no direction, nothing. But that was the whole point.. for you to figure your way out of the 'darkmess'. Level design was a 9/10 easy. Overall game gets an 8/10 from me. It's good but only good for what it is. A very simplistic game with complex level design. Expand
  7. Jan 5, 2014
    0
    The only reason I'm rating this a 'zero' instead of a 'three' is because the overall score is far too high. I purchased this game for itsThe only reason I'm rating this a 'zero' instead of a 'three' is because the overall score is far too high. I purchased this game for its unique art style and because I wanted a good puzzle game that made me think. However, I am not a fan of dying every five-to-thirty seconds in order to figure out the next puzzle. It turns what, in my view, should be an interesting puzzle game into a 1990s NES platformer. Seriously, the last time I died this often was when I played Ninja Turtles 1. This game is far from what I'd call an "indie masterpiece". It's cheap, it's gimmicky, it's a waste of money. Expand

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